Editorials

Golden State Killer case shouldn’t devalue Auburn Police

“Always be wary. But don’t let that wariness spiral into paranoia. And support your hard-working, dedicated Auburn Police Department.” It’s a way of thin ...

In the national spotlight, but thankful to be all local

The recent arrest of the Golden State Killer has drawn much attention, locally and across the nation. The 72-year-old Citrus Heights man was taken into custody on Wednesday. The ho ...

Our View: The voting has begun for Auburn and Colfax’s best

While the weather outside hasn’t looked like it this past week, spring is in the air. We are always pretty busy here at the Auburn Journal, but this time of year is one of ou ...

Our View: Colfax pride, camaraderie is refreshing

Originally known as Alder Grove, Colfax began as a winter camping spot for trappers and gold miners in the mid-1800s. Soon a camp grew into a village and the name was changed to ...

Our View: Transparency key in rollout of energy program

Integrity. It’s a key component for any elected official in Placer County to have and retain. And Placer County residents have a right, if not a duty, to keep a wa ...

Our View: Local journalism matters

In recent weeks the Auburn Journal has taken steps to increase our local story counts, increase local photos, and build a bigger, better, bolder newspaper. Our staff hears the p ...

One year in, new sheriff Bell deserves kudos, encouragement

When longtime Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner retired this month last year, we knew there were some huge duty boots that would have to be filled. Bonner was not only respected in ...

A refresher course on letters

In light of a question about the Auburn Journal’s opinion section — concerning whose letters and columns get printed, and why — now is a good time to clarify o ...

Have a happy Thanksgiving weekend!

As we juggle work, family, house maintenance, errands and a multitude of other responsibilities every day, it’s easy to forget about the acts of kindness around us that we ta ...

California’s tax-and-spend cycle continues

By Sen. Ted Gaines   The California legislature has descended into policy madhouse where decisions defy every bit of fiscal and economic common sense and serve to put workin ...

Our View: Let’s move forward after outburst

   The behavior by Colfax Mayor Pro Tem Tony Hesch at last week’s Colfax City Council meeting is not to be condoned.    A volatile reaction to any topic ...

Our View: A salute to Boy Scouts for welcoming girls

   Parents of school-age children know the importance of extracurricular activities for kids. Sports, arts, music, dance, religion, math, science, language and self defen ...

Boy Scouts accepting girls

Parents of school age children know the importance of extracurricular activities for kids. Sports, arts, music, dance, religion, math, science, language an ...

Our View: Rewards few for job that means much

This week’s chance for retired California Highway Patrol officers to visit the Newcastle office and share some barbecue and camaraderie brought together veterans of a force o ...

Things to Know About Propositions 65 & 67 – Plastic Bag Ban

Two of the Propositions on the November ballot address single use carryout plastic bags.  Proposition 67 is a Referendum asking voters if a law previously passed by the Legisl ...